Alternative Investments Articles

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Schwab To Add 18 Commission-Free ETFs

by FA Staff

Schwab ETF OneSource now will offer 198 ETFs with no commissions.

Earning That Mutual Fund Paycheck Gets Easier In Equities

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You didn’t have to be a genius to make money in equities the last two years. Buy an index fund and let the bull market guide you to a 44 percent gain.

Morningstar Names Best Fund Managers

by FA Staff

Morningstar announces 2014 Fund Managers of the Year in five categories.

Investing In Private Equity: What Advisors Need To Know

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Most investors do not understand how to find a private placement opportunity that would meet their risk profile.

SEC Exam Chief Plans Cybersecurity Guidance For Advisors

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He said he hopes to publish guidance for financial advisors this year that will show how well the industry could handle a cyber attack.

Finra To Focus On Abusive Sales Practices With Alt Investments

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Finra is targeting potential abusive sales practices in alternative mutual funds, securities-backed lines of credit, floating-rate bank loan funds and exchange-traded products.

What Does Bitcoin Mean For Advisors?

by Hannah Shaw Grove

Wealth advisors – especially those with fiduciary responsibilities – have an obligation to get educated on the digital currency and understand the implications for themselves, their practice and...

Son Of Fund Manager Held Without Bail In Father’s Murder

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The son wanted to follow his dad into the money-management business and was charged with murder after police said he staged a shooting to look like suicide.

Finra To Target Smart-Beta ETFs In 2015 B-D Exams

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Sales of smart beta funds, the fastest-growing segment of the ETF market, are among the issues that Wall Street's private watchdog will review in its 2015 examinations of U.S. brokerages.

U.S. Crude Below $50 As Oil Selloff Extends Into New Year

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The selloff in oil continued with little pause into the new year with U.S. crude futures tumbling below $50 a barrel on Monday for the first time since April 2009 on fears of a global supply glut.

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